Designing Worlds DW327 - Virtual Ability 2017 We last visited the Virtual Ability estate a couple of years ago, and now we have come back to take a look at some of the work they've been doing to help support people of varying abilities in Second Life, inc
Designing Worlds DW326 - Christmas Tales in New Babbage This episode is the final one in our current series, and as usual for the time of year, we are paying a visit to the steampunk city-state of New Babbage. There we present a couple of seasonal tales o
Designing Worlds DW325 - ROMA In this episode, Designing Worlds visits the ROMA regions, which salute the life and society of Ancient Rome, in the company of two of the citizens of ROMA, Melanippe of Themiscyra and Gaius Tiberius Curio. If you want to vi
Designing Worlds DW 324 - Future of Second Life Saffia Widdershins discusses the future of Second Life with a group of knowledgeable members of the SL community in front of a studio audience. In this extended-length studio discussion programme, Saffia W
On Demand In the second of two programmes (the previous was DW 260), we're talking about the art of Second Life photography – the tools, the techniques and the art – with some of the best photographers, landscape and portraiture, in Second Lif
Designing Worlds DW 259 - New GallifreyIn this episode we visit the world of the Time Lords – New Gallifrey – rebuilt after its past destruction. We get a full tour of the impressive Citadel in the very capable hands of its creators, and a gli
On Demand This year we're showing a re-run of our most popular Christmas show. We'll be taking a trip to New Babbage. A rather chilly one too, if all the reports we've heard about the coal shortage are true! Now, our trips to that industrial steampunk cit
On Demand Places to visit Portal to the Cornfield: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LR%20Portal%20Park1/69/185/24 Escapades: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Escapades/127/166/24 The latest development from Linden Lab gives experience creators w
Designing Worlds DW 257 - Thanksgiving 2014 This week we celebrate the US Thanksgiving with a dinner party for some members of the Designing Worlds "Family". Hosted by Designing Worlds Director Aisling Sinclair in her beautiful new home, Saffia Widdershin
On Demand This episode is a must for machinima-makers in Second Life as we take a detailed look at a remarkable tool for setting up movement and camera positions for in-world movie-making: ReScene by Logan Bauer. We talk to Logan and have a look around hi
On Demand This week we explore the Mainland with Yavanna Llanfair, who designed the podcars you may have seen at major events like the Second Life Birthday celebrations. She runs podcar trips all over the Mainland, some of which last up to four hours and
On Demand This week we look at high school roleplay in Second Life as we visit Rocky Valley High, set in Colorado and offering students a wide range of classes, sports and social events and enabling participants to experience the highs, lows and teenage a
On Demand For our 2014 Halloween edition, we visit the eerie, almost deserted coastal town of Innsmouth, in the company of resident Arik Metzger.Inspired by the works of H P Lovecraft, Innsmouth has been the venue for roleplay and aficionados of the weird
On Demand Following our 250th episode, we take a look back at some of the topics and places we've covered in Designing Worlds over the last few seasons.
On Demand In this episode, Saffia and Elrik visit an extensive and thriving community that grew originally out of one of the earliest sailing clubs on the grid. Today the East River Community comprises 19 regions and boasts waterfronts, public art spaces,
On Demand Designing Worlds celebrates its 250th episode with an interview with Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, creators of the Second Life immersive virtual environment. The show was recorded in-world on the island of Matanzas, which first appeared on De
Designing Worlds DW 250 – With Ebbe Altberg This episode marks the 250th edition of Designing Worlds (and its predecessor Meta Makeover). From its beginnings as a makeover show like those that were popular on RL TV back around 2008 when the series s
Designing Worlds DW 249 - Home & Garden Expo 2014 Pt. 2 This episode covers the second of two visits to this year's Home & Garden Expo in the virtual world of Second Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. The Expo is THE sh
On Demand This episode represents the first of two visits to this year's Home & Garden Expo, now held in September (closing on Sept 28) and benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Second Life. The Expo is THE showcase for builders a
On Demand In advance of the upcoming Home & Garden Expo, this episode we visit a new house designed and furnished by Froukje Hoorenbeeke of Dutchie, who is one of Second Life’s leading designers. Built in a traditional Dutch style, the house is
On Demand Every year, somewhat like Brigadoon, a group of regions appears mysteriously in Second Life, adjacent to the American Cancer Society sims. Here, the Relay For Life of Second Life track is built – this year in the shape of the figure 10 to
On Demand In recent episodes we've discussed what can be done to help improve the initial experience for new Second Life residents. What kind of support is needed? What kind of places should they start at? What kind of training should be offered? In this
Designing Worlds DW 244 Casa Casa is a new venture by designers Kærri Rae of Kærri, and Reven Rosca of Prime, which opens on August 1st, 2014. The idea is to offer exclusive home furnishings and design -- including limited editions, unique one
On Demand "The Empty Table" is a particularly moving part of the closing ceremony at Relay For Life of Second Life. The concept was introduced by the Bladen Relay For Life in the 'real' world and adopted by Relay For Life of Second Life's virtual version
On Demand In this episode, we continue the discussion begun last week around Linden Lab's announcement that they are working on a second-generation virtual world, focusing on the social rather than the technical questions surrounding the idea of communiti
On Demand The buzz among Second Life residents for the last while has been the announcement that Linden Lab is developing a next-generation virtual world – though it won't even be in Alpha for a year or two. At the same time, they have committed the
On Demand In this, Designing Worlds' second visit to the 2014 Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebrations, Saffia and Elrik visit several of the builds and talk to their creators, including the Welcome Area; take a trip in a shape-shifting pod car; a
On Demand In this episode, Saffia and Elrik pay the first of two visits to the Second Life Eleventh Birthday Community Celebration - always a showcase for the most fabulous and innovative virtual building designs and exhibits. This week, we focus primaril
On Demand Saffia and Elrik continue their travels around the Blake Deeps and surrounding marine areas in Second Life, as they discover more of the marvellous, often tongue-in-cheek creations of Aley, visiting the remarkable pirate city of Flotsam with its
On Demand In this, the first of two episodes on Fanci's Deep, the Blake Deeps and the nearby regions of the Blake Sea in Second Life, Saffia and Elrik pay tribute to the memory of Fanci Beebe-Leavitt and discover her legacy: an undersea world for the Mer
Saffia and Elrik visit Raglan Shire, the home of the Tinies, to experience this year's Art Walk - an extensive, multi-region annual art show including both 2D and 3D works. Take a ride on the Hedgepillar and experience close-up some amazing installations
Studio discussion: Saffia and Elrik talk to Brooke and DaveR Linden and virtual world bloggers Jo Yardley of the 1920s Berlin Project and Carl Metropolitan of Caledon Oxbridge about the difficulties of retaining new visitors to Second Life and helping the
Following on from last week's episode (DW232), this week we pay our second visit to Fantasy Faire 2014, one of the biggest fund-raisers in Second Life for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in the run-up to the RFL weekend itself. This week we t
On Demand A very special show indeed. We pay tribute to Dirk Talamasca — Second Life citizen from the earliest days, mentor, grid activist, and wit – who died recently. This version supersedes the original version and includes some minor chang
Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin meet some of the people behind this year's Fantasy Faire - one of the major fundraisers held from May 1--11 in the virtual world of Second Life to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Second Life, as
Designing Worlds DW 230 K R Engineering Designing Worlds gets a little Greedy ...In fact we get a little Greedy Greedy in today's show as we explore the world of tabletop gaming in Second Life!
On Demand Saffia and Elrik visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) regions and talk to some of the committee members, volunteers and above all the artists who together make this one of the most vibrantly creative environments around. We see some of
Designing Worlds visits a fascinating project at the University of Arkansas regions that recreates Johnny Cash‘s boyhood home, as part of a broader look at the effects of the Depression in the state, and some of the routes from the rural poverty tha
Arrrrr me hearties! Saffia and Elrik meet the Pirates of the Trade Winds, enjoy their hospitality and their music, marvel at their shipbuilding skills, and participate in a stirring sea battle!
Saffia and Elrik revisit the beautiful world of Dreamscenes, unique reconfigurable skyboxes created by Kayle Matzerath of Garden of Dreams. We see his latest creations including some that make extensive use of both Mesh and Materials for even greater real
Designing Worlds Dinosaurs HD by Elrik Merlin
DW221 Dr Jekyll and Mr Merlin - The Designing Worlds Christmas Show for 2013.
Designing Worlds Ep222 Oubliette and Ode. We visit this beautiful pair of regions and interview the person behind them.
Designing Worlds Ep223 - Air Date 24 Feb 2014. One Billion Rising in SL 2014. We tell the story of how this year's event came together. We interview staff and artists and view some of the moving and powerful artworks on show.
Uncertainty hangs over Seraph City, as Saffia and Elrik visit this beautiful Deco environment and take a tour with the help of Edward Pearse. Take a careful look at the hieroglyphs in the Radio Riel building!
Designing Worlds discusses SL Go - the new way to access fully-featured Second Life via a wide range of devices including Android tablets, via OnLive's powerful gaming computers in the cloud. We show you the system in action and interview OnLive and Linde
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